1. si001's Avatar
    If you have the unlocked sim free version then you have the Qualcomm modem.
    My model # is 1778, if the article is correct that is not the Qualcomm.
    10-24-2016 08:55 AM
  2. pychinat's Avatar
    Since I still have my IP6+ 64GB as I have not yet sent it in to AT&T for the trade-in promo, I compared LTE speeds against my new IP7+ 128GB. Both are AT&T phones (and I confirmed that my new one has the Intel modem). My conclusion was that in the house where I normally average 2 bars, the IP6+ was reporting a mean of 28MBits/sec while the IP7+ was showing a mean of 22MBits/sec. While its not the end of the world for me, I am deeply troubled by the realization of what if my reception was worse than my home which is very likely in my day-to-day usage (e.g. my office averages 1 bar). Besides the obvious moronic (and greed-based) oversight on Apple's part, do I need to spell out the obvious dire implications in an emergency situation?
    10-24-2016 09:36 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Then people are complaining that that it's slow in low service areas. Hmm. Alright. I'm at home right now. Where I go between 1-2 dots of service. I'd call that low service. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...ce620f91c3.jpg Again. How will I ever live with these slow speeds?!
    How is it on WiFi?
    10-24-2016 09:46 AM
  4. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Intel modem here..

    10-24-2016 10:26 AM
  5. njlx2016's Avatar
    I would love to see the actual signal strength number on my AT&T 7 Plus but Field Test Mode is broken...

    Maybe it will get fixed in 10.1 but I'm not holding my breath.
    10-24-2016 11:10 AM
  6. applefan4515's Avatar
    How is it on WiFi?
    Wifi is the middle test result. 65.85 down. My home wifi. Which is right around what all my others got.
    10-24-2016 11:12 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Wifi is the middle test result. 65.85 down. My home wifi. Which is right around what all my others got. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...93355ba8b0.jpg
    Your down is ok. It's your upload that looks a bit slow. If you upload stuff ok, then I wouldn't worry much.
    The 7 and 8 for upload isn't too bad.
    10-24-2016 12:04 PM
  8. njlx2016's Avatar
    I installed 10.1 a little while ago and I'm getting significantly worse speed test results on LTE compared to 10.0.3. Could be a transient network condition or background stuff still going on from the update, though. I'll try after work when I'm in a better coverage area.
    10-24-2016 01:43 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I would love to see the actual signal strength number on my AT&T 7 Plus but Field Test Mode is broken...

    Maybe it will get fixed in 10.1 but I'm not holding my breath.
    Works fine on my 6s Plus. How is it broken?
    10-24-2016 01:53 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That article is just a click bait story. It doesn't make a hill of beans difference either way.
    10-24-2016 01:57 PM
  11. njlx2016's Avatar
    Works fine on my 6s Plus. How is it broken?
    When I dial the magic Field Test Mode number, it opens up but I am not presented with any options, it just says "Connecting..." with a spinning circle on the bottom of the screen.
    Last edited by njlx2016; 10-24-2016 at 02:36 PM.
    10-24-2016 02:23 PM
  12. applefan4515's Avatar
    Your down is ok. It's your upload that looks a bit slow. If you upload stuff ok, then I wouldn't worry much.
    The 7 and 8 for upload isn't too bad.
    I could agree with that. However I never seem to have a problem with it.
    10-24-2016 04:46 PM
  13. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    My model # is 1778, if the article is correct that is not the Qualcomm.
    True.
    10-24-2016 06:42 PM
  14. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Where are you getting those kind of LTE speeds?
    10-24-2016 06:44 PM
  15. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Where are you getting those kind of LTE speeds?
    Sacramento, California
    Highest I've seen is ~90mbps
    10-24-2016 07:03 PM
  16. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Sacramento, California
    Highest I've seen is ~90mbps
    That's smoking!! It looks like you have a great LTE signal so while your speeds are impressive they don't disprove the claim about the Intel modem.
    10-24-2016 08:47 PM
  17. pychinat's Avatar
    Not really as numerous articles have come out highlighting this issue. Personally, I've been affected a lot since I'm used to streaming YouTube in the office for music and used to have no problems with my IP6+, but now with my IP7+ with its subpar Intel modem, my LTE is so handicapped that it doesn't stream fast enough so it keeps sputtering.
    10-25-2016 10:06 AM
  18. Quis89's Avatar
    Not really as numerous articles have come out highlighting this issue. Personally, I've been affected a lot since I'm used to streaming YouTube in the office for music and used to have no problems with my IP6+, but now with my IP7+ with its subpar Intel modem, my LTE is so handicapped that it doesn't stream fast enough so it keeps sputtering.
    You're certain it's the intel modem that is causing the issue? I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm just interested in how significant the difference truly is in real world usage. People read these stories and they start finding problems where otherwise, none existed. Happened last year with the chip differences. I had what was deemed the "slower" chip. But my phone worked just fine. Had that story never came out I wouldn't have known anything was different.

    At that time I did say that I felt it was wrong on Apples part for there to be any differences in performance whether large or small. And I stick by that belief. But for the majority, I'd imagine most won't even realize there is a difference.
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    10-25-2016 10:39 AM
  19. pychinat's Avatar
    Yes I am positive that is causing the significant difference. As I've said in my first post, when comparing to my older IP6+ that I still have, I was averaging 22MBits/sec compared to 28MBits/sec, almost 27% slower, which makes helluva difference when you only have 1-2 bars at home or office. I made sure to test in the exact same conditions, using speedtest, same server, same location & time and took average of three datapoints. One would reasonably expect increased performance given a generational update (2 years), not the other way around.
    10-25-2016 10:54 AM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    Yes I am positive that is causing the significant difference. As I've said in my first post, when comparing to my older IP6+ that I still have, I was averaging 22MBits/sec compared to 28MBits/sec, almost 27% slower, which makes helluva difference when you only have 1-2 bars at home or office. I made sure to test in the exact same conditions, using speedtest, same server, same location & time and took average of three datapoints. One would reasonably expect increased performance given a generational update (2 years), not the other way around.
    I'd imagine a more accurate test would be to compare two iPhone 7 devices. One with the intel modem and the other without. That would more accurately tell you if it is specifically the intel modem that is the issue. For all you know, the results could be the same with both 7 models.
    10-25-2016 12:16 PM
  21. zog1977's Avatar
    this is so dumb. nobody will notice anything.

    people just want to complain.Return the phone and go get an exploding samsung
    10-25-2016 12:23 PM
  22. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I have the Verizon A1661 model. Qualcomm or Intel?
    10-27-2016 06:23 PM
  23. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I have the Verizon A1661 model. Qualcomm or Intel?
    Has to be Qualcomm. Intel is GSM only.
    10-27-2016 07:00 PM
  24. njlx2016's Avatar
    fwiw, I haven't noticed any real-world difference in cellular performance between my 6s Plus and 7 Plus.

    With my 6s Plus, Siri would have issues when I was straddling between 1 and 2 bars of LTE. With my 7 Plus I haven't had any issues using Siri in an area with low signal.

    I have noticed fewer "bars" but the bars are subjective, it's the numerical value of the signal strength that actually matters.
    10-29-2016 10:21 PM
  25. robbrick's Avatar
    How can a phone be sim free?
    SIM free iPhone is a full-priced iPhone sold without a SIM card installed. You buy it outright and use with whichever SIM you want to.
    11-03-2016 11:12 AM
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